Auction 107, Lot 484

"[Tabula Nona Asiae continentur, Aria, Paropanisadae, Drangiana, Arachosia, & Gedrosia]", Waldseemuller/Fries

Subject: Pakistan and Afghanistan

Period: 1541 (published)

Publication: Claudii Ptolemaei Alexandrini Geographicae

Color: Black & White

17 x 11.7 inches
43.2 x 29.7 cm

Woodblock map illustrating the Ptolemaic concept of the region of present-day Pakistan and Afghanistan. A small illustration of a king locates one of Alexandria's many cities. Title is on verso.

References: Mickwitz II #211-23.

Condition: B

Slight toning on centerfold, else very good.

Estimate: $230 - $275

Sold for: $170

Closed on 6/9/2004